Cocoa Farming in Peru: Lasting Solutions to Injustice

What would you do if terrorists forced you to grow coca for cocaine? How would you find an alternative? Lutheran World Relief is helping farmers on the border of Peru and Colombia find alternative livelihoods by growing cocoa for chocolate. Here’s how. —— Video by Brad LaBriola, Made Known Pictures [...]Read More...

Read More

Meet Atandi: A Coffee Farmer in Kenya

Atandi Wilkister is a smallholder coffee farmer in the Rachunoyo district in Kenya. Lutheran World Relief works with farmers like her to improve their incomes and strengthen their livelihoods. Here’s how. ——- Video by Jake Lyell [...]Read More...

Read More

Lasting Water in Kenya

From one of Kenya’s driest areas comes an ambitious project. LWR’s Watershed Approach to Enhanced Resilience (WATER) project increases water sources for small-scale farmers. Here’s how. Learn how Lutheran World Relief is helping fight hunger & poverty. Share the lasting promise. Donate now: http://lwr.org/donate Sustainable Development. Lasting Promise. Read more about LWR’s work in Kenya: [...]Read More...

Read More

Lasting Solutions to Hunger in Kenya: Meet Sevu

Just three years ago, Sevu and his family were barely surviving as subsistence farmers in Kenya. This area was severely affected by the drought that swept across the Horn of Africa in 2009. LWR’s local partners: Kiboko Water Resource Users Association, Ndukangeuke, Neema & Makindu River Irrigation Farm Self Help Groups Video by Jake Lyell [...]Read More...

Read More

LWR Personal Care Kits: Tips and Tricks

Melanie Gibbons, LWR’s Quilt & Kit Ministry Manager, offers some helpful tips on making and assembling Personal Care Kits. In this video: Learn what size and weight of towel works best What to do if you can only find 3-ounce bars of soap How to pack the kits so that nothing falls out in transit [...]Read More...

Read More

LWR School Kits: Tips and Tricks

Melanie Gibbons, LWR’s Quilt & Kit Ministry Manager, offers some helpful tips on making and assembling School Kits. In this video: Learn where to find a pattern or places to buy drawstring backpacks How to pack the kits so fragile items are protected When to be concerned (or not) about American Flags [...]Read More...

Read More

LWR Baby Care Kits: Tips and Tricks

Melanie Gibbons, LWR’s Quilt & Kit Ministry Manager, offers some helpful tips on making and assembling Baby Care Kits. In this video: • Why are there requirements for t-shirts and sleepers without feet? • Tips on finding t-shirts that work for various babies • Alternatives to sleepers with feet • Making handmade blankets [...]Read More...

Read More

LWR Fabric Kits: Tips and Tricks

Melanie Gibbons, LWR’s Quilt & Kit Ministry Manager, offers some helpful tips on making and assembling Fabric Kits. In this video: • Learn more about the sizes of fabric you can include. • A simple way to roll the kits so the spools of thread don’t fall out. [...]Read More...

Read More

Meet Leonida: Lasting Recovery after Typhoon Haiyan

Leonida Carupo is a mother and grandmother living in the Philippines. On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan struck as one of the world’s most powerful storms on record to make landfall. Many families in Leonida’s community lost their homes and livelihoods. [...]Read More...

Read More

Distributing Quilts & Kits in the Philippines

Every year, Lutherans in the U.S. lovingly make Mission Quilts, Personal Care Kits, Baby Care Kits and School Kits to send to people experiencing disasters or poverty overseas. Learn more about how Quilts and Kits were used after Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. [...]Read More...

Read More

Lasting Solutions to Hunger in Peru: Meet Juan

Like many in his community, Juan grows potatoes to help support his family. But due to years of conflict and harsh weather, many native varieties of potatoes were almost lost, along with traditional methods of farming them. Lutheran World Relief appreciates the financial support of Foods Resource Bank for this project. Learn how Lutheran World [...]Read More...

Read More